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GSM 2012 Conference held at APU


Feb 22, 2012

On Friday, January 20 and Saturday 21, the APU Graduate School of Management (GSM) Conference 2012 was held at the APU. Welcoming fifty-eight academic researchers from all over the world, this conference was held under the theme of “Advancements in Business, Economics and Innovation Management Research”. This conference is now in its second year.

Bringing together researchers and scholars from Japan and around the world, the conference covered a range of business related themes including accounting and finance, development economics, information and technology management, human resource management, sustainability, strategic management and marketing.

The first keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Joseph Sarkis, (Dean of the Graduate School of Management of Clark University, USA) on the subject of green supply chain management*.

Maria Claret Ruane (Associate Professor, University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration) delivered the second key note speech during which she described current and future economic developments in the Guam economy including the island’s main economic drivers: tourism and the military.

The third and final keynote speech was delivered by Tereso S. Tullao (Executive Director of the Angelo King Institute, the Philippines) on the topic of the Philippine economy and its move towards sustained growth.

A total of 50 papers were presented over the two-day conference on a range of subjects relating to business and management. Authors of outstanding papers were also invited to have their research published in “Asia Pacific World”, the journal of the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS).

*Green supply chain management
This logistics method aims to reduce Co2 emissions and rationalize business practices by integrating the entire logistics chain including ordering, procurement of raw materials, inventory control and delivery.

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